GTK+ 2.13.2 unstable release

This is the third development release leading up to GTK+ 2.14.

gtk+-2.13.2.tar.bz2 md5sum: 2db81ad8485e84d7a3c297fcfdf173bb
gtk+-2.13.2.tar.gz md5sum: 57b57fa871734b7e727ebf4a65d7df83

Changes from GTK+ 2.13.1 to 2.13.2

  • Fix an oversight in the header cleanup that went into 2.13.1, which removed gtkmarshal.h from the set of headers pulled in by gtk.h
  • Add a function to retrieve the XID of a status icon, to allow notification bubbles to follow the icon

8 bugs fixed in this release.

GTK+ 2.13.1 unstable release

GTK+ 2.13.1 is now available for download. This is the second development release leading up to GTK+ 2.14.

gtk+-2.13.1.tar.bz2 md5sum: 16f57400a352aadda4b19f95aed14d0c
gtk+-2.13.1.tar.gz md5sum: 19875a16e2b1db06ac4d0e9744f0c3a4

Overview of Changes from GTK+ 2.13.0 to 2.13.1

    Add GtkMountOperation, a subclass of GMountOperation that can show password dialogs when mounting volumes
  • Add GDI+-based pixbuf loaders for bmp, emf, gif, ico, jpeg, tiff, wmf
  • Add support for pixmap redirection, new api includes the gtk_widget_get_snapshot() function and the GtkWidget::damage-event signal and the lower-level gdk_window_redirect_to_drawable() and gdk_window_remove_redirection() functions
  • Add gtk_show_uri(), a replacement for gnome_vfs_url_show() and gnome_url_show()
  • Add a “changed” signal to GtkCellRendererCombo
  • Sync keysyms and compose sequences with recent
    • GtkBuilder

    • – supports custom stock icons
    • – supports Pango attributes in labels
    • GtkRecentManager

    • – uses GIO to monitor .recently-used.xbel
    • – limits the growth of .recently-used.xbel with a gtk-recent-files-max-age setting
  • Filechooser autocompletion has been reworked
  • The cups print backend displays printer status information
  • On OS X, accelerators are displayed using Unicode characters, matching the native behaviour
  • GtkIconTheme and GtkImage support GIcon
  • Bugs fixed: too many to list here. For the complete list, go to
  • GLib 2.17.0 unstable release

    GLib 2.17.0 is now available for download. This is the first development release leading up to GLib 2.18.

    glib-2.17.0.tar.bz2 md5sum: 03da0783697df2db187c76d1534b3d93
    glib-2.17.0.tar.gz md5sum: b86660c1b7fa481f6b21bfba2e3ba2eb

    Overview of Changes from GLib 2.16.x to GLib 2.17.0

    • Update to Unicode 5.1
    • Update included libcharset to the one shipped with libiconv 0.12
    • Update included PCRE to 7.7
    • Enforce that only toplevel headers are directly included. This is turned on by default for GObject and GIO. To turn it on for GLib, define G_DISABLE_SINGLE_INCLUDES.
    • Fix library version of GIO. GLib 2.16 shipped with
    • On Solaris, use FEN for file monitoring in GIO
    • Use the GIO_EXTRA_MODULES environment variable to find additional GIO modules
    • G_GNUC_ALLOC_SIZE: New macro that wraps the gcc alloc_size function attribute
    • g_checksum_reset: New function to reset the state of a GChecksum
    • g_unix_mount_monitor_set_rate_limit: New function to limit the rate at which events are reported
    • g_file_query_file_type: New utility function to query the type of a file
    • g_memory_output_stream_get_data_size: New function to obtain the size of the written data.

    Bug fixes:

    • GNOME bug #522292 Gives warnings in glib/gutils.h with GCC in C99 mode
    • GNOME bug #523298 win_iconv can’t convert from UTF-8 to GB18030 (or vice versa)
    • GNOME bug #518160 replace two g_strdup_printf calls in GBookmarkFile
    • GNOME bug #523877 gbookmarkfile: avoid using g_string_append_printf() and other optimizations
    • GNOME bug #525192 100% CPU if run main loop with no IO sources
    • GNOME bug #315437 extern inline -> static inline
    • GNOME bug #524314 g_convert() on Win32 implicitly converts full width alphanumerics into half width
    • GNOME bug #525732 Error in documentation for g_list_first
    • GNOME bug #525674 A typo in gmarkup.c
    • GNOME bug #448943 g_timeout_add_seconds() problems
    • GNOME bug #525972 UCS-4 not in the new win_iconv implementation
    • GNOME bug #526619 make test-report crash
    • GNOME bug #491554 Update to Unicode 5.1.0
    • GNOME bug #519137 g_slice_dup macro needs cast for 64-bit platform
    • GNOME bug #528752 Win32 build and SSL not working
    • GNOME bug #530457 G_USER_DIRECTORY_DOWNLOAD folder improperly mapped
    • GNOME bug #528667 Typos in testing module documentation
    • GNOME bug #459905 Bug in wcwidth data
    • GNOME bug #534085 g_unichar_iswide_cjk() has a totally wrong table
    • GNOME bug #501651 Update glib/libcharset
    • GNOME bug #519026 G_STMT_START/G_STMT_END test a non-existent preprocessor symbol
    • GNOME bug #534319 GLib’s .pc files could use Libs.private
    • GNOME bug #534137 Typo in g_spawn_async_with_pipes doc
    • GNOME bug #517419 gio win32 directory monitor
    • GNOME bug #526796 Wrong order of arguments in g_file_copy’s fallback
    • GNOME bug #530196 _g_local_file_has_trash_dir() doesn’t handle st_dev == 0
    • GNOME bug #532965 Should not return filesystem::free for certain file systems
    • GNOME bug #525553 fix typo and nitpicking in GArray documentation
    • GNOME bug #526572 Missing * in declaration of parent_class in Object Destruction section of GObject Reference Manual
    • GNOME bug #528648 Extra >s in Object Construction section
    • GNOME bug #535021 g_param_spec_internal documentation should describe purpose of nick and blurb
    • GNOME bug #521513 Firefox crash when using file picker
    • GNOME bug #528433 gdesktopappinfo snafu …
    • GNOME bug #533369 API g_file_info_get_attribute_string () unables to get “…
    • GNOME bug #521045 glib f_fstypename miscellany
    • GNOME bug #521672 compile error
    • GNOME bug #521946 control rate limit on GUnixMountMonitor
    • GNOME bug #522335 Fails to build: glib/gtester.c:276: error: ‘ARG_MAX’ unde…
    • GNOME bug #523015 Implement sliding window based upload operation
    • GNOME bug #523019 Use new GCC 4 feature
    • GNOME bug #523338 list nfs4 as a nfs mount type
    • GNOME bug #524350 Make glib build without NLS again
    • GNOME bug #524579 g_file_copy reports wrong total on progress callback for …
    • GNOME bug #524742 A typo in gtestutils.c.
    • GNOME bug #524950 Minor documentation typos.
    • GNOME bug #525866 the user directory should not be considered as a mount to…
    • GNOME bug #526320 should not list mounts that the user doesn’t have permiss…
    • GNOME bug #527132 nautilus crash when making ftp connection
    • GNOME bug #532852 CRITICAL **: totem_pl_parser_parse_with_base: assertion `…
    • GNOME bug #534759 Build failure in gio
    • GNOME bug #534764 Typo in error produced by g_file_make_directory
    • GNOME bug #521851 Redudant tests in gunixmounts.c
    • GNOME bug #524344 glib/gthread.h still use G_GNUC_PRETTY_FUNCTION
    • GNOME bug #525060 glib fails to build with -DG_DISABLE_ASSERT in CPPFLAGS o…
    • GNOME bug #534177 Invalid description of the interface g_cclosure_marshal_S…
    • GNOME bug #520715 Add GFile method g_file_query_file_type
    • GNOME bug #523039 nautilus can’t access to trash/computer/network if gvfs i…

    Pango 1.21.0 unstable release

    This is the first development release in yet another exciting cycle in Pango development, leading to Pango-1.22.0, which will be released just in time for GNOME-2.24.
    pango-1.21.0.tar.bz2 md5: f0959c4b9b058ba9e4d13fc9086b7e7d
    pango-1.21.0.tar.gz md5: ade9bf7e089c09e38c58f91fe084835d

    Overview of changes between 1.20.0 and 1.20.1:

    • Update to Unicode Character Databse 5.1.0. This adds new entries to the PangoScript enum. Requires glib >= 2.16.3 for the update Unicode data there, but not bumping the requirement in a stable point release.
    • Try making our OS X stuff compile with latest cairo 1.5.x snapshots that renamed cairo-atsui to cairo-quartz-font, as well as older versions.
    • Minor bug fixes.


    • This is unstable development release. While it has had fairly extensive testing, there are likely bugs remaining to be found. This release should not be used in production.
    • Installing this version will overwrite your existing copy of Pango. If you have problems, you’ll need to reinstall Pango-1.20.x
    • Bugs should be reported to

    More info on Pango can be found on

    Pango 1.20.0 stable release

    This is a stable release providing new functionality as compared to Pango-1.18, while maintaining source and binary compatibility.
    The most notable new feature in this release is the addition of the pango_layout_set_height() API. See the NEWS file for an extensive list of improvements.
    pango-1.20.0.tar.bz2 md5: f0959c4b9b058ba9e4d13fc9086b7e7d
    pango-1.20.0.tar.gz md5: ade9bf7e089c09e38c58f91fe084835d

    More info on Pango can be found on

    GLib 2.16.3 stable release

    GLib 2.16.3 is now available for download at:

    glib-2.16.3.tar.bz2 md5sum: 195f9a803cc5279dbb39afdf985f44cb
    glib-2.16.3.tar.gz md5sum: 4ced916dbd8bf69e897e08d662431dda

    This is a bug fix release in the 2.16 series.

    Bug fixes:

    • GNOME bug #524314 g_convert() on Win32 implicitly converts full width alpha…
    • GNOME bug #448943 g_timeout_add_seconds() problems
    • GNOME bug #525972 UCS-4 not in the new win_iconv implementation
    • GNOME bug #526619 make test-report crash
    • GNOME bug #491554 Update to Unicode 5.1.0
    • GNOME bug #525866 the user directory should not be considered as a mount…
    • GNOME bug #526796 Wrong order of arguments in g_file_copy’s fallback

    More information about GLib can be found on

    An installation guide for the GTK+ libraries, including GLib, can
    be found here

    GLib 2.16.2 stable release

    GLib 2.16.2 is now available for download at:

    glib-2.16.2.tar.bz2 md5sum: 662224ad0186183f64de98ef2183454b
    glib-2.16.2.tar.gz md5sum: f1a75b1f89953e7d87484ceffd70eb86

    This is a bug fix release in the 2.16 series.

    GLib is the low-level core library that forms the basis for projects
    such as GTK+ and GNOME. It provides data structure handling for C,
    portability wrappers, and interfaces for such runtime functionality as
    an event loop, threads, dynamic loading, and an object system.

    More information about GLib is available at:

    An installation guide for the GTK+ libraries, including GLib, can
    be found at:

    New Blog for the GTK+ project!

    Since updating I have had a number of comments and one in particular asked for an RSS they could follow with information and news about GTK+. So, this blog has been set up to do just that.

    If there is anyone here that wishes to be added to be able to blog about new and cool things in GTK+, let me know, and I will add you. So far it is just me and soon to be andreas.